Assoc. Prof. Tom Roa

Iwi: Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato

Qualifications: BA Wellington, DipTESL Wellington, MA(Applied) Waikato, Dip T, Justice of the Peace

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Associate Professor / Manukura

Research Interests


Papers Taught

DEVS501 - Strategic Planning for Māori and Pacific Development
REOM313 - Te Reo Māori: Pre-Advanced
REOM314 - Te Reo Māori: Advanced

Recent Publications

  • Roa, T. (2021). A new understanding - Experts in Mātauranga Māori, archaeology and science are coming together with iwi and hapū to shed new light on the wetland pā of Waikato [Interviewed by Rosemary Baird]. In New Zealand Heritage Past, Present and Future (Iss. 161, pp. 24-27). Heritage New Zealand.

  • Roa, T. (2021). The man translating The Hobbit into te reo Māori [Interviewed by Ellen O'Dwyer]. In Retrieved from

  • Roa, T. (2021). Extended Interviews: NZ Wars: Stories of Tainui: with tribal historian Tom Roa. In Radio New Zealand: NZ Wars: Stories of Tainui [Interviewed by Mihingarangi Forbes]. Retrieved from

  • Forbes, M., O'Malley, V., Papa, R., Totorewa, B., Roa, T., Takerei, M., & Muraahi, K. (2021). NZ Wars: Stories of Tainui [Documentary Interviews]. RNZ. Retrieved from

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